Pirate's Plunder India Dark Ale Extract Kit

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It is said that the sun never set on the British Empire. But at midnight on the high seas, it mattered not. Merchant ships of the mighty empire, laden with treasures from the East Indies, sailed at their own peril - rich quarry for the plundering pirates who ruled the waves.

Rooted in the rich tradition of India Pale Ales, our recipe is kissed with malt as dark as the sea on a moonless night, for a dark and hoppy marriage made in homebrew heaven. A gentle bitterness sets the initial tone. Next comes opulent notes of rich malt, followed by boastful American hops with resinous tea-leaf undertones. Bergamot, pine, grapefruit, and a hint of chocolate complete the hop-heavy finish, yielding an ale that’s definitely worth plundering for.

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As shrewd as any British trader, the pirate barons courted silks and spices to trade on the blackmarket. Gold and silver to line their coffers - and one treasure they valued above all else – the legendary ales brewed in Britain to withstand the long voyage to India. Rum was seafarer’s swill next to a hogshead of India Ale!

Rooted in the rich tradition of India Pale Ales, our recipe is kissed with malt as dark as the sea on a moonless night, for a dark and hoppy marriage made in homebrew heaven. A gentle bitterness sets the initial tone. Next comes opulent notes of rich malt, followed by boastful American hops with resinous tea-leaf undertones. Bergamot, pine, grapefruit, and a hint of chocolate complete the hop-heavy finish, yielding an ale that’s definitely worth plundering for.

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Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Pirate's Plunder India Dark Ale Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1064
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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Great brew even with a few errors
This was my first attempt at home brewing and it turned out great even with a few errors. Made it on the stove and didn't get a good boil, probably should have used more priming sugar so it took a little longer to carbonate. That being said it it satisfied my desire for a good nut brown ale. Will be brewing again after I run through the laundry list of beers I want to try making. I'm sure the next attempt will be even better which would make it outstanding.
December 19, 2013
Great beer
I bought this kit and decided to add toasted coconut soaked in dark rum to try as a true pirate style rum. I bought some unsweetened coconut and toasted in the oven. Added about 4 oz in with the grains and soaked the remaining 12 oz in black seal rum to add to secondary. Try a sip as I was bottling and could really taste the coconut and rum. At 2 weeks after bottling tried one and thought the rum was a little over powering. Decided to try again after 3 weeks and quite pleased with how it mellowed out. I really like the way it came out and will definitely brew again!!
January 10, 2014
Brewing right now. In secondary
Brewing right now. In secondary fermenter. Looks and smells great
October 1, 2016
The Best so far
I have brewed several kits from Northern Brewer. I enjoy every minute of it, since this serious hobby is far from my long time profession. This is by far my favorite brew kit. I love the hoppy-ness and the dark malt flavor it exhibits. I will definitely make this kit again. Might try to experiment and add a little more dry hopping later in the racking process.
May 10, 2016
Awesome
I made this extract kit with the toasted coconut as mentioned in another comment. I used the 4 oz in boil and 4 oz soaked in rum for secondary. It is so good that I bought another bag of coconut for the other batch of Pirates Plunder I have on the shelf. Don't know if I can brew this without the coconut again.
February 17, 2016
Delicious
Bought this kit to try something different than the Black IPA kit I brewed last winter. It is not as hop forward as I was hoping for but it really turned out to be a delicious, well balanced beer. OG was 1.060 and only got down to 1.018 so it turned out a bit lower gravity than anticipated. Also, the Nocturnal blend did not all fit in the muslin bag that came with the kit. I realized this after I started pouring them into the first bag but thankfully had extra bags on hand so I split it into two bags to steep.
March 24, 2014
Tasty!
Dark & hoppy, you'll love the interesting combo. Our first dry hop beer!
October 26, 2013
Excellent
Easy to brew, easy to drink. Beautifully dark with a surprisingly bright taste.
June 25, 2014
Yup, I'll certainly do this one again!
Excellent, malt-forward but hop-aromatic IDA! And, I double-checked the procedure with your online chat (to make sure the late LME addition was correct in the recipe), to great success! The Cascade dry hop was splendid. Yielded an OG of 1.066 and a FG of 1.023 ... about a 6.2% ABV. Thanks for a wonderful product, and the exemplary online support! I'll definitely do this one again!
November 6, 2013
Great Brew
Good and Easy Brew for the beginner to try out a different style of beer.
October 31, 2013
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